February 19, 2019

2019 WheatCAP Plant Science Symposium

Bridging the Gap: Using Functional Genomics to Unlock Yield Potential

Sponsored by Corteva Agriscience


The students of the Wheat Coordinated Agricultural Project (WheatCAP) are proud to announce the 2019 WheatCAP Plant Science Symposium entitled: “Bridging the Gap: Using Functional Genomics to Unlock Yield Potential”. This event is sponsored by Corteva Agrisciences as part of the Corteva Plant Sciences Symposia Series.

The symposium will be held on Friday, January 11th, 2019 prior to the start of the multi-system genomics conference, PAG XXVII. The event will be hosted at the Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union on the beautiful campus of San Diego State University.

The symposium theme is intended to further explore the current and future application of functional genomics techniques in addressing the challenges of yield gaps as well as, yield improvement in cropping systems. Furthermore, this event is aimed to provide the next generation of plant scientists, geneticists and breeders the tools to address the existing and emerging challenges related to global food security and production.

We have invited four keynote speakers, who have demonstrated knowledge and experience in the areas of functional genomics and its associated use in narrowing yield gaps. The overall goal of this event will be to provide students, scientists and members of industry an open forum to discuss and communicate current research in the plant sciences regarding how functional genomics can be applied to unlocking yield potential.

In addition to the four keynote presentations, the symposium will include four student-led breakout sessions. These breakout sessions will afford students the opportunity to present on their current research. Registration is free and will include coffee, snacks and lunch.

Who we are?



Abstract submission

Keynote speakers

For more details about the speakers, please click this link.

Dr. Scott Boden
Project Leader and Royal Society Research Fellow at John Innes Centre

Dr. Ronan O’Malley
Sequencing Technologies Group Lead, DOE Joint Genome Institute

Dr. Gina Zastrow-Hayes
Genomics Technology Leader at Corteva Agriscience

Dr. Scott Jackson
Professor and Director of the Centre of Applied Genetic Technologies at the University of Georgia


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